Activates Corresponding Emergency Plan and Staffing Policies
March 17, 2020 - EAGAN, MINN – The Eagan City Council declared a local peacetime emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. This declaration allows the City to move forward with emergency operations and to make decisions in an efficient and fluid manner to manage and contain the spread of the virus.
In addition to the declaration, the City’s emergency pandemic plan was formally activated to support the proactive steps taken earlier this week. Steps include limiting City services to essential services only and closing all City facilities and cancelling all City programs and events through March 29.
Last week, both the federal government and the State of Minnesota declared peacetime states of emergencies, and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced new community mitigation strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19. The City of Eagan is communicating with and taking guidance from county, state and federal health agencies. The City of Eagan is opening the Emergency Operation Center and implementing the City’s Emergency Management Plan.
Event, Program and Facility Impacts (effective March 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.):
- City Hall and Fire Safety Center – closed to the public
- All Recreation Facilities and Programs – closed to the public
- This includes the Eagan Community Center, Eagan Civic Arena, Eagan Art House, Senior Center and all structures in community parks.
- Cancellation and/or postponement of all commission and committee meetings
These impacts and closures are active through Sunday, March 29. Dates and closures may change on short notice. For a full list of details of service impacts and cancellations visit www.cityofeagan.com/publichealth.
For information on COVID-19 please visit the following websites: